Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Goodbye World

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Goodbye World – Opening April 4, 2014

I searched around for a trailer to write about this week, and this film, due out for release next Friday, was the one on which I ultimately settled. As always, it was selected because it was the most intriguing trailer rather than the best, and I’m not really sure what to make of this. What’s most puzzling is that both Movie-List.com and IMDB categorize it as a drama and a comedy, which is strange given the tone of the trailer. The mass sending of a text message reading “Goodbye world” triggers panic and a sense that the world really is coming to an end, resulting in a group of people holing up in a remote house where their sanctuary eventually becomes a place of conflict, with martial law going into effect and other citizens yearning for the chance to gain entry. The cast is a peculiar assortment of mainly TV faces who have succeeded in other genres, led by the couple played by Adrian Grenier of “Entourage” fame and Kerry Bishé, star of the final season of “Scrubs” and the short-lived “Virtuality.” Also present are Ben McKenzie from “The O.C.” and “Southland,” Caroline Dhavernas of “Wonderfalls” and “Hannibal,” and Gaby Hoffmann of “Crystal Fairy” and Amazon’s newly picked up series “Transparent.” This seems like a dark, brooding drama, and its casting is certainly interesting if that’s the case. It seems too unsure of what it wants to be to be truly successful, but, if given the opportunity, I’d probably watch it out of sheer curiosity.

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